A project has landed €3.4 million from an EU climate action fund to accelerate the uptake of ship-based carbon capture (SBCC) by international shipping companies.
he EverLoNG project will demonstrate SBCC on board two LNG-fuelled ships, owned and operated by project partners TotalEnergies and Heerema Marine Contractors.
Accordingly, these studies will identify and help solve any technical barriers to the implementation of SBCC as well as lower the costs associated with the technology.
In addition, the project consortium includes ship classification societies – Lloyd’s Register, Bureau Veritas and DNV – who will evaluate how SBCC fits within existing regulatory frameworks for shipping.
As informed, activities by EverLoNG partners will support the target of advancing SBCC as a cost-competitive decarbonization option on the market by 2025, with a marginal abatement cost – the cost of reducing environmental impact – of between €75 and €100 per tonne of CO2 equivalent and a CO2 capture rate of up to 90%.
Funding from the ACT3 program will enable us to conduct studies aimed at making commercial ship-based carbon capture a reality. Our demonstration campaigns will optimize SBCC technology and we will also consider how best to integrate it into existing ship and port infrastructure
…EverLoNG project coordinator, Marco Linders of TNO, said, noting also that they will also carry detailed life cycle assessments and techno-economic analysis, which will be essential information for maritime sector companies.
At Heerema, we believe that a responsible company is a sustainable company. This belief is why we became carbon neutral in 2020 and have committed to reducing our footprint by up to 80% by the end of 2026
…Heerema’s Sustainability Project Manager, Cees Dijkhuizen, said.
TotalEnergies is pleased to be part of the EverLoNG project, which aims to demonstrate the feasibility of CO2 capture onboard ships. As part of our climate ambition to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050, together with society, the decarbonization of our maritime activity is an important challenge
…Philip Llewellyn, Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage Program Manager, TotalEnergies, said.
He also mentioned that ship-based carbon capture is a promising short-term solution as it could be installed on the current fleet of ships. In addition, the potential application of such a technology onboard future CO2 carriers, as in the Northern Lights project, in which TotalEnergies is a partner, could bring high-potential synergies.